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Today's News

  • Survival guide for the soul

    When I was working as a summer camp counselor at Boy Scout camp, one of my favorite merit badges to teach was Wilderness Survival.  
    For one night, I would take my campers out away from the tents and dining hall and latrines to a far area of camp and allow them to test their skills.  
    They would build a shelter without anything but a pocket knife, they would start a fire with no matches or lighter, they would cook with no utensils, and they would sleep out (in theiSurvival Guide for the Soul

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  • Grace Notes

    Have you seen grace lately?
    That was a question posed in 1996 by the editor of the now-defunct Virtue magazine, a Christian women’s magazine I used to write for.
    The editor, Jeanette Thomason, once spent several weeks chronicling the stopping spots of railroad tramps in Spokane, Washington.
    She’d make her way past rows of abandoned buildings and find discarded wine bottles and chicken bones, cold campfires and cardboard lean-tos.
    Sometimes she’d find treasures, like a cast-off, sleeveless Army jacket or a torn sleeping bag.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 30
    One-on-One Computer Assistance is available on the following days: Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 234-4881 to set up an appointment.
    Bingo for Adults. Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Space is limited. Pre-registration is not required. Participation is on a first come basis.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 31

  • Fillies soccer ties at Anderson County, lose 3-2 to Lady Indians

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer record fell to 3-1-1 Monday night when the Montgomery County Lady Indians scored three goals in the last 30 minutes of the contest to win 3-2 over the Fillies.

  • Breds travel north, tie one match and lose one

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team took to the north for their last two matches playing at Scott High, Thursday, and at Bishop Brossart, on Tuesday night.
    The Breds left Scott High with a disappointing 0-0 tie after outplaying the Eagles (0-2-2) throughout the match.  Harrison County was stymied on occasion by penalty calls and physical play but in the end just could not get the ball into the net.

  • HCHS volleyball 12-1 with Glacier Invitational title and LCA win

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team rebounded from their single loss of the year by overwhelmingly defeating their next eight opponents and winning the 2018 Glacier Invitational Saturday in Bracken County.
    Wednesday the Fillies traveled to Mason County and rolled over the Lady Royals 25-2, 25-7. They followed that win with a home victory 25-11, 25-12, and 25-15 over George Rogers Clark which was a team that concerned Coach Bill Faulkner.

  • Breds 1-1 after 27-19 loss to GRC in Judy Construction Thorobred Bowl

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds football team that gained 400 yards against Fleming County was stymied to only 184 Friday night as the George Rogers Clark Cardinals defeated the Breds, 27-19, on the Hilltop.  
    The sputtering offense was not alone in taking the  blame as the defense also picked inopportune times to come up short.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brandon Tyler Neal, July 4, son of Kara Kearns and Darrell Neal; Lily Ann Mulwee, July 9, daughter of Kristy Covey and Rick  Mulwee.
    Downtown Streetscape project is underway on the east side of Main Street from Pike to Bridge. If there is enough funding left, the west side will be repaired. The Safe Sidewalks Project deals mainly with the areas approaching the Hilltop.
    Leesburg has added a fourth service to meet growing congregation’s needs.

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